Comparability with the first half of 2019
The first half of 2020 saw the income, financial and net assets situation of DB Group significantly impacted by measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions on leaving homes and traveling have meant a sharp drop in the number of travelers since March 2020. Demand in freight transport also declined significantly as a result of interruptions to international supply chains and production shutdowns on customer premises. Demand has been rising again since May 2020.
Changes in the scope of consolidation have not significantly affected income and expense development.